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Oakwood Christmas brings community together

Oakwood Christmas brings community together

The annual Oakwood Christmas Celebration was all about getting the community together this year.

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Firefighters celebrate new ambulances at four stations

Firefighters celebrate new ambulances at four stations

Hall County Fire Services staff pushed four new ambulances Friday into their new bays, a ceremony from a time when a pumper truck’s horsepower ...

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In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In times of crisis, the mind has a way of slowing things down, part of the fight-or-flight instinct evolution has bred.

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Longtime Gainesville business owner, Nathan Burgen, remembered for hard work and generosity

Longtime Gainesville business owner, Nathan Burgen, remembered for hard work and generosity

Nathan Louis Burgen, longtime Gainesville business owner and entrepreneur died Wednesday at the age of 90.

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Gainesville man, charged with American flag theft, turns self in

Gainesville man, charged with American flag theft, turns self in

A Gainesville man is accused of taking American flags from two homes in a South Hall subdivision, according to authorities.

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Gainesville police officers hidden among shoppers

Out of uniform, Gainesville police officers will blend in with plain clothes at shopping centers to monitor potential shoplifters and thieves.

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Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the “date rape drug” to ...

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Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

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Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the “deep generational significance” of the public safety tribute ...

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Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state’s College and Career Ready ...

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Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

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County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

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Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

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Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia’s long-term water needs.

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Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

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Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

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Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

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Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County’s cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

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Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

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Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

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GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

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Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

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Tell us where you find community

Christmas has a way of bringing people together, and The Times wants to celebrate that feeling of community this season.

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Stalking charge dismissed in 2015 shooting case

A man accused of stalking a Buford woman from a Gwinnett County park no longer faces prosecution, according to court documents.

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Gainesville approves additional sewer reimbursement costs

Gainesville officials on Tuesday approved an additional $34,000 in reimbursement costs to Grelove LLC for work to expand sewer access to commercial properties along ...

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Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

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Plans made for Enota, Centennial students’ 2017-18 class space

All students from Centennial Arts Academy and Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy will be housed in four buildings at Centennial during the 2017-18 school year.

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Bilingual ballots in Gwinnett renew calls for same in Hall

Calls have renewed for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for Latino voters after the U.S. Census Bureau applied a new designation to Gwinnett ...

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75 years after attack, Pearl Harbor still resonates with area residents

75 years after attack, Pearl Harbor still resonates with area residents

Henry T. “Jeep” Woodliff didn’t know it yet, but history was about to be made — and very near his Army base.

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Gainesville schools will take week off in February next school year

Gainesville City Schools will have a one-week winter break in February of the 2017-18 school year.

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SLIDESHOW: Love Light tree lighting held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

SLIDESHOW: Love Light tree lighting held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Rain moved Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Love Light tree lighting indoors on Monday night. It was held in the rotunda at the North Patient ...

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Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

ATLANTA — Attorneys from Hall County argued Monday before the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding an alleged terroristic threat referencing Columbine posted in 2014 on Facebook ...

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Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

A bullet entering the victim’s eye during an alleged drug deal exploded and was lodged in his head, according to a Gainesville Police investigator.

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Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road could be the geographic line determining whether students go to the new Mundy Mill Academy, which will open in August. A 15-member ...

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Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

A Gainesville man was indicted Friday on multiple murder charges stemming from his sister’s death last month in Chicopee Village of Gainesville.

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Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

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Man accused of stealing car at church

Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

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Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County,” at 6 ...

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Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

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Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

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Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

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Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

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After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

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Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

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24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won’t be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

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Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

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Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It’s easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

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Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

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‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

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SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott’s in downtown Gainesville.

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Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn’t put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula’s Christmas parades Saturday.

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Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

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Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

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Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams’ co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

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Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

All it took to make Anoria Cheek happy was some glitter.

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This week's rain just a drop in the bucket

This week's rain just a drop in the bucket

We’re not out of the woods yet, even after heavy rainfall the last two days of November. Both days brought little lasting difference to ...

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Georgia tax officials say preventing fraud requires changes

ATLANTA — Georgia officials say changes to prevent fraud could mean it will take more than three months to process Georgians’ income tax returns and issue ...

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Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

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Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

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Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

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Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

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Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

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Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine — A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

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New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

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Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

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Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

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Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville’s Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

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Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner’s report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

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Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

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Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS — Georgia’s roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

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